While the first generation Honda NSX has been in production for 15 years, the second generation will pack it in in just six years.
The Japanese automaker has confirmed that it will end production of the current NSX (sold under the Acura brand in the US) in December next year. Production began in May 2016.
But it probably won’t be a huge surprise, as the NSX likely won’t sell as well as Honda originally expected and has pulled out of some markets in recent months. And in the United States, for example, only 128 units were sold in 2020, in Europe up to only 8. However, you won’t officially buy the NSX on the Old Continent, Europe is one of the markets the car left at the end of last year.
Anyway, the six-cylinder fork-centre hybrid sports car will bid farewell to a special edition S-type, which will be presented to the public on August 13 at an event called The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
We don’t know exactly how the S-Type will differ from the standard variant, but the automaker has revealed at least some design changes through several published photos.
For example, the Type S gets a red hood, dark exterior elements such as matte black handles or a glossy black rear spoiler, of course, there are emblems with a sporty design.
Modifications to technology and increased performance have also been confirmed. The hybrid system in the standard version, which consists of two turbocharged 3.5-liter six-cylinders and three electric motors, provides a maximum output of 427 kW and a maximum torque of 676 Nm. Honda is also likely to play with the chassis.
Production of the NSX Type S will be limited to 350 copies. However, Honda is no longer considering European customers, and the Type S will only be offered in Japan and the USA.
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